CATCH SOME COMEDY: Dave Chappelle Live
Following his 2019 Netflix special Sticks & Stones, Emmy Award-winning Dave Chappelle booked in for five nights at Leicester Square Theatre with a promise of all-new material. Such has been demand that he is now doing ten nights there, starting on Sunday. If you do end up going, don’t forget to hide your phone – you risk extreme embarrassment if Chappelle catches you on it.
Leicester Place, West End, WC2H 7BX; 9th-20th February
INTRODUCE THE FAMILY TO A GREAT ARTIST: Meet Vincent Van Gogh
After meeting with success in Beijing, Barcelona and Seoul, this family friendly exhibition lands in London on Friday. Using multisensory technology, it introduces audiences to a great artist and his many masterpieces. Van Gogh himself will even be on hand to talk you through the stories and inspiration behind some of his finest paintings.
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PP; until 21st May
GET COIFFED & COMBED: Ted’s Grooming Room
Ted Baker’s newest grooming space is an escape room for men in need of a spruce. Reminiscent of an old-style cigar lounge, its range of treatments includes the signature ‘Full Ted Service’, featuring ear-flaming and a hot-towel massage. For those looking to enjoy a glass of single malt whilst having their hair cut, the Avery Row store lies just around the corner and offers a full range of VIP services.
11 Curzon Street, Mayfair, W1J 5HJ
GO HARD OR GO HOME: Turf Games London Winter Festival
Sportswear brand Under Armour is bringing together different fitness communities from around London to celebrate teamwork and the enjoyment of exercise this weekend. There’s still time to enter a team-based competition, or just wander among the street-food stalls and brand activations.
Dock X, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU
TRY THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE BUTTER CHICKEN: Saransh Goila At Carousel
Instagram-famous Mumbai chef Saransh Goila is in town for the next week or so, cooking at
Marylebone foodie hub Carousel. For the venue’s latest chef collaboration, Saransh has built a tasting menu around his signature butter chicken.
71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB; until 15th February
CATCH A MOVIE: Mr Jones
James Norton, the favourite to replace Daniel Craig as Bond, stars in this drama about Gareth Jones, a Welsh journalist who went to the Soviet Union in 1933 to find out more about dictator Joseph Stalin. Directed by Agnieszka Holland, who has previously directed episodes of The Wire, House of Cards and The Killing, the action unfolds in Moscow before Jones makes an unauthorised visit to the snowy plains of eastern Ukraine.
TRY SOMETHING NEW: Sword Play At Gymbox
Gymbox’s line-up of classes now includes sword play. The first of its kind in town, this class focuses on ancient wushu-style sword play. Led by movie stuntman Vitas Lebas, you will practise choreographed combat, learning about the sword skills, discipline and focus it takes to fight like a pro.
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